Scary, scary, isht going on up in Boston right now…
Police shot one marathon bombing suspect dead and mounted a massive manhunt for the second during a night of terror that left a college cop dead and a transit officer seriously injured, authorities said early Friday.
Tightening a noose around the fugitive – identified by the Associated Press as Dzhokhar A. Tsamaev, 19, of Cambridge – authorities suspended all regional subway and bus service and shut down the Boston suburb of Watertown Friday morning, blocking vehicles from coming in and out and businesses from opening.
The terror attack suspects hail from near the restive Russia region of Chechnya and lived in the U.S. for at least one year.
The chaos broke out about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, where a campus police officer was fatally gunned down, officials said.
It continued with a carjacking and a wild road chase – during which the suspects lobbed explosives out the window of the stolen vehicle, authorities said. And by early Friday, the madness reached nearby Watertown.
That’s where shocked bystanders said they witnessed a terrifying shootout and the detonation of at least one pressure cooker bomb like those used in the Boston Marathon bomb attack.
One male suspect, identified in reports as the marathon suspect caught on video Monday in a black cap, was shot during the case and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
In addition to the MIT officer that was shot, a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officer was also wounded and is currently in critical condition.
Police in Watertown, Mass., a suburb of Boston, blocked off at least one town street and multiple police cars, ambulances and fire trucks surrounded the scene after the firefight in a residential neighborhood. Boston officials said on Twitter that all public transportation has been suspended amid the manhunt.
Massachusetts state police have tweeted guidance for Watertown residents to stay in their residences and not answer their doors unless it is for an identified police officer. Police are “going door by door, street by street, in and around Watertown. Police will be clearly identified. It is a fluid situation,” according to the state police tweet.
Police said the violent ordeal began around 10:30 p.m. Thursday evening when a 7-Eleven convenience store was robbed in Cambridge, Mass., shortly before the MIT officer was shot. The suspects then hijacked a Mercedes and drove to Watertown while being pursued by police. The chase ended in a firefight that left one suspect dead, while the other managed to slip away, police said. Federal law enforcement sources told ABC News the suspects admitted their role in the Boston Marathon bombing to the carjack victim.
WOW. While we’re glad that at least one of the suspects is off the streets (and the Earth), it’s still pretty scary that there is still a man on the loose that has intentions of doing harm to American citizens.
Stay tuned to BOSSIP as more details emerge.
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